Coronavirus News Highlights: Statewide curfew in Goa extended up to July 19; Tamil Nadu reports 2,775 new cases

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Coronavirus Third Wave Latest Updates, Covid-19 Vaccine India Tracker Highlights, Coronavirus New Variant Delta Plus Cases Today: Meanwhile, the reproductive number has increased since the middle of April, bringing in a reason for concern among Covid health experts that if it is an early signal for an impending surge in cases.

Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in India, Covid-19 Vaccination India UpdateA health worker takes a swab sample of a passenger for coronavirus tests at the CSMT railway station in Mumbai. (File Photo: PTI)

Coronavirus Cases In India, Covid-19 Deaths in India on July 11 Highlights: India reported 41, 506 fresh Covid-19 cases as of July 11, Sunday, and 895 related deaths, said the health ministry. Total recoveries in the country at 97.2 percent now stand at 2,99,75,064 across India with 41,526 patients having recovered during the last 24 hours. The daily positivity rate is at 2.25%, less than 3% for 20 consecutive days.

Meanwhile, the reproductive number, an indicator of how fast the Covid-19 pandemic is spreading, has increased since the middle of April, bringing in a reason for concern among Covid health experts that if it is an early signal for an impending surge in cases.

The Ministry of Home Affairs and Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked eight states- Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal that can be the hotspot of the new Covid surge to “ensure strict adherence to the protocols prescribed in respect of wearing of masks, social distancing and other safe behaviour.” On Saturday, India had logged 42,766 new infections and 1,206 fatalities.

About 37.60 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive, out of which 37,23,367 doses were administered in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. Follow our Live Blog for all the latest updates on coronavirus from India and around the world.

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    22:24 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Haryana Govt's 'Mahamari Alert - Surakshit Haryana' extended from July 12 to 19

    Haryana Govt's 'Mahamari Alert - Surakshit Haryana' extended from 5 am of 12th July to 5 am of 19th July, with some relaxation.

    Maximum 100 people allowed in gatherings for weddings & funerals; maximum 200 people in open spaces. 

    Spas allowed from 6 am to 8 pm with 50% capacity (ANI)

    22:03 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: West Bengal reports 924 new COVID-19 cases, 13 fatalities

    West Bengal reports 924 new COVID-19 cases, 13 fatalities. Infection tally rises to 15,12,129, death toll 17,916. The state now has 14,901 active cases of the disease. (PTI) 

    21:51 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Haryana reports 36 new positive cases, 8 deaths today

    Haryana reports 36 new positive cases, 62 recoveries, and 8 deaths today.

    Active cases: 939Total positive cases: 7,69,279 (ANI)

    21:40 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No case of Delta Plus reported among samples in Tripura

    There were reports regarding rising cases of Delta Plus variants in Tripura. It's informed that 52 samples, of people testing RTPCR positive b/w April & May 2021, were sent to NIBMG Kalyani for Whole Genome Sequence. There was no case of Delta Plus reported among the samples: GoI (ANI)

    21:26 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 2,775 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths in last 24 hours

    Tamil Nadu reports 2,775 new COVID-19 cases, 3,188 recoveries, and 47 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 32,307Total recoveries: 24,53,061Death toll: 33,418 (ANI)

    21:15 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Manipur reports 911 new cases, 14 deaths today

    Manipur reports 911 new cases, 14 deaths and 570 recoveries today; recovery rate at 89.05%

    Active cases: 7235Death toll: 1272 (ANI)

    21:04 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka reports 1978 new COVID-19 cases, 56 deaths in last 24 hours

    Karnataka reports 1978 new COVID-19 cases, 2326 recoveries and 56 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 28,71,298Total recoveries 27,98,703Death toll 35,835

    Active cases 36,737 (ANI)

    20:52 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Uttarakhand reports 42 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death today

    Uttarakhand reports 42 new COVID-19 cases, 112 recoveries and 1 death today.

    Total cases 3,41,179Total recoveries 3,26,763Death toll 7339

    Active cases 1094 (ANI)

    20:40 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 8,535 new COVID-19 cases, 156 deaths in last 24 hours

    Maharashtra reports 8,535 new COVID-19 cases, 6,013 recoveries and 156 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 61,57,799Total recoveries 59,12,479Death toll 1,25,878 

    Active cases 1,16,165 (ANI)

    20:31 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Death toll due to COVID-19 climbs to 13,002 in Andhra Pradesh with 16 more fatalities

    Death toll due to COVID-19 climbs to 13,002 in Andhra Pradesh with 16 more fatalities, total number of cases increases to 19,22,843 as 2,665 more people test positive for the disease: State health department bulletin (PTI)

    20:18 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    COVID-19: Northeast, Kerala regions of concern, decline in active cases slows as R-factor rises

    Giving rise to fresh worries about the COVID-19 pandemic rearing its head again, the R-factor, which indicates the speed at which the infection is spreading in the country, has risen recently leading to a sluggish pace in the decline of active cases while Kerala and northeast states have emerged as regions of concern.

    This is despite the nationwide tally of new cases remaining low, revealed an analysis by researchers at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai. | Read More

    20:09 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala's COVID-19 tally rises to 30,65,336 with 12,220 fresh cases

    Kerala's COVID-19 tally rises to 30,65,336 with 12,220 fresh cases, death toll climbs to 14,586 as 97 more people succumb to the disease: Government release (PTI)

    20:00 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maskless tourists flout COVID norms in J&K's Patnitop

    Maskless tourists flout COVID norms in J&K's Patnitop

    It's good to see the crowd again after a long time but many people are not wearing masks. I request everyone to follow COVID guidelines properly: Gaurav Gupta, a tourist (ANI) 

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    19:47 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Total number of coronavirus cases in Telangana increases to 6,31,683 with 465 fresh infections

    Total number of coronavirus cases in Telangana increases to 6,31,683 with 465 fresh infections, death toll rises to 3,729 with four more fatalities: Government bulletin (PTI) 

    19:37 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Casinos, cinema, schools, colleges, weekly markets to remain closed in North Goa

    Dist Magistrate North Goa issues list of activites/establishments/facilities/events that will be prohibited/restricted in the district from 7 am on 12th July to 7 am on 19th July

    Casinos, shops from 7 pm to 7 am, cinema halls, schools, colleges, weekly markets to remain closed (ANI) 

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    19:24 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Statewide Curfew in Goa extended up to July 19

    Statewide Curfew in Goa extended up to 7am, 19th July 2021, with further relaxations that will allow the opening of gyms with 50% capacity, sports complex without spectators, religious places with up to 15 people. (ANI)

    19:17 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Death toll due to COVID-19 climbs to 13,002 in Andhra Pradesh 

    Death toll due to COVID-19 climbs to 13,002 in Andhra Pradesh with 16 more fatalities, total number of cases increases to 19,22,843 as 2,665 more people test positive for the disease: State health department bulletin (PTI)

    18:56 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi adds 53 cases, lowest since April 15 last year

    Delhi on Sunday reported 53 COVID-19 cases, the lowest since April 15 last year, and three more deaths while the positivity rate dropped to 0.07 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here.

    The national capital has recorded 14,35,083 coronavirus cases since the pandemic started last year. Over 14.09 lakh patients have recovered so far. The death toll stands at 25,015. | Read More

    18:44 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No devotees to be allowed in Puri's Rath Yatra due to COVID-19

    Odisha: Final preparations for tomorrow's Rath Yatra in Puri. Tight security deployed. No devotees to be allowed in the Yatra due to COVID-19

    "Govt's decision should be followed by all. I request people to watch yatra on TV," says a Daitapati Sevak of Jagannath temple. (ANI)

    18:35 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 12,220 new cases, 97 deaths today

    Kerala reports 12,220 new COVID cases, 12,502 recoveries and 97 deaths today.

    Active cases: 1,14,844Death toll: 14,586 (ANI)

    18:25 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No devotees to be allowed in Puri's Rath Yatra due to COVID-19

    Odisha: Final preparations for tomorrow's Rath Yatra in Puri. Tight security deployed. No devotees to be allowed in the Yatra due to COVID-19

    "Govt's decision should be followed by all. I request people to watch yatra on TV," says a Daitapati Sevak of Jagannath temple. (ANI) 

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    18:14 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Govt of J&K grants relaxations in 16 districts

    Govt of J&K grants relaxations in 16 districts of Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Poonch, Rajouri, Kishtwar, Ramban, Udhampur, Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Kulgam & Shopian. No weekend curfew in these districts, daily night curfew here from 8 pm to 7 am. (ANI)

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    18:03 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 12,220 new COVID cases,

    Kerala reports 12,220 new COVID cases, 12,502 recoveries and 97 deaths today.

    Active cases: 1,14,844Death toll: 14,586

    18:02 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Goa reports 131 new COVID cases

    Goa reports 131 new COVID cases, 241 recoveries and 02 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 1,848Total recoveries: 1,63,771Death toll: 3,097

    17:45 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Sikkim reports 144 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

    Sikkim's COVID-19 caseload jumped to 22,307 as 144 more people tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, while two new fatalities pushed the death toll to 315, a health department bulletin said on Sunday. Of the 144 new cases, East Sikkim district reported 106 cases followed by South Sikkim (26) and West Sikkim district (12), it said.

    17:29 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Schools & colleges in Puducherry to reopen on July 16

    After months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and colleges in Puducherry will reopen on July 16. "Colleges will reopen on July 16. Schools would also reopen partially and classes for ninth to 12th standards alone would resume that day," Chief Minister N Rangasamy said on Sunday. (PTI)

    17:10 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Ladakh first UT to vaccinate entire population with first Covid dose, says MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal

    With the efforts of PM Modi, Health Ministry, and all COVID warriors, Ladakh has become the first Union Territory in the country to vaccinate all people, including guest population, with 1st dose of COVID19 jab: Ladakh BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal

     
    17:06 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Face masks in enclosed spaces will be 'expected' beyond July 19, says UK minister

    The government will issue guidance stating that people will still be "expected to wear masks in indoor, enclosed places" even after all legal lockdown restrictions are lifted from July 19, UK Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Sunday. The senior Cabinet minister also expressed confidence that the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be able to confirm the July 19 timeline for the last stage of his lockdown easing roadmap on Monday despite a surge in infections, as hospitalisations remain low amid the mass vaccination drive. (PTI)

    17:06 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Face masks in enclosed spaces will be 'expected' beyond July 19, says UK minister

    The government will issue guidance stating that people will still be "expected to wear masks in indoor, enclosed places" even after all legal lockdown restrictions are lifted from July 19, UK Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Sunday. The senior Cabinet minister also expressed confidence that the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be able to confirm the July 19 timeline for the last stage of his lockdown easing roadmap on Monday despite a surge in infections, as hospitalisations remain low amid the mass vaccination drive. (PTI)

    16:58 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No Covid-positive inmate, jail staff currently: Delhi prisons department

    The Delhi prisons department currently has no inmate or jail staff who is COVID-19 positive, officials said on Sunday. However, they said Covid-appropriate behaviour is still strictly being followed. "Even though there is no case of the coronavirus infection in the prisons presently, the jail authorities are taking all the precautions. Covid-appropriate behaviour, including social distancing among the inmates, is being strictly followed. The new inmates are initially isolated and later shifted to the barracks," Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel said. (PTI)

    16:57 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Gehlot asks people not to become careless, follow Covid-appropriate behaviour

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday warned people that a third wave of coronavirus may strike if they become careless and asked them to take all precautions and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour. "If we are negligent, then like other countries, there may be a third wave. There should be no need of taking strict steps like lockdown again. This will be possible only with the cooperation of everybody," he tweeted. He said Covid positive cases have reduced due to which many relaxations have been given in the state. (PTI)

    16:56 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No total lockdown in Itanagar for now

    The Arunachal Pradesh government has turned down the request for a week-long total lockdown in the state capital from July 12 but suggested a slew of measures to check the spike in COVID-19 cases. In a letter to Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, Capital Deputy Commissioner Talo Potom on Saturday sought approval for a total lockdown for a week from Monday, citing the rise in COVID-19 cases. (PTI)

    16:56 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Assam launches scheme to give Rs 2.5 lakh to COVID widows

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday rolled out a scheme to provide one-time financial assistance of Rs 2.5 lakh each to all widows, whose husbands died due to COVID-19, if their annual family income is less than Rs 5 lakh. Under the new 'Chief Minister's COVID-19 Widows Support Scheme', Sarma handed over cheques to 176 eligible beneficiaries from eight districts at a function here. At least 873 beneficiaries have been identified as of now under this scheme, and all the cheques will be given to them by state ministers in districts by the next week, Sarma said. (PTI)

    16:24 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Weekend lockdown continues in Jharkhand
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    15:58 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: IIT Delhi alumnus scales Mt Everest within seven weeks of recovering from COVID-19

    Neeraj Chaudhary tested positive for COVID-19 on the day he was to start from Kathmandu for the Mount Everest but that did not deter the IIT Delhi alumnus who returned to the base camp within weeks of his recovery and ultimately managed to hoist the institution's flag, besides the tricolour, atop the summit. While the country was reeling under the aggressive second wave of COVID-19, Chaudhary's family members in Rajasthan were hooked to their phones waiting for an update about his well being. (PTI)

    15:31 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Adityanath govt hid COVID-19 death figures in Uttar Pradesh, says Akhilesh Yadav

    Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of hiding the COVID-19 death figures, and claimed the state government did not want to give the statistics as it did not want to help the people. He also highlighted the issue of teachers dying during panchayat poll duty in the state. "The government did not give the statistics pertaining to the COVID-19 deaths, nor any help was given to them. They (UP government) did not give the statistics of COVID-19 deaths, as they did not want to help (the people)," he told reporters. (PTI)

    15:12 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Assam launches scheme to give Rs 2.5 lakh to COVID widows

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday rolled out a scheme to provide one-time financial assistance of Rs 2.5 lakh each to all widows, whose husbands died due to COVID-19, if their annual family income is less than Rs 5 lakh. Under the new ‘Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Widows Support Scheme’, Sarma handed over cheques to 176 eligible beneficiaries from eight districts at a function. READ MORE

    15:01 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 19 new Covid cases in Ladakh; 35 more patients recover

    Nineteen new cases of coronavirus were reported in Ladakh, raising its tally to 20,186, while 35 more patients were cured of the infection, officials said on Saturday. All the 19 persons who returned positive for COVID-19 are from Leh district, the health department officials said. No death due to COVID-19 was reported in the union territory in the past 24 hours, they said. (PTI)

    14:40 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Odisha logs record 65 COVID-19 fatalities, 2,282 new cases

    Odisha on Sunday registered 65 COVID-19 fatalities, the highest-ever in a single day, pushing the toll to 4,599, while 2,282 new cases raised the tally to 9,39,752, a health department official said. Fourteen fresh fatalities were reported from Khurda district, of which state capital Bhubaneswar is a part, six each from Puri, Keonjhar and Bargarh, five each from Angul and Mayurbhanj, four from Nayagarh and three from Sundargarh, Kendrapara and Ganjam. (PTI)

    14:28 (IST)11 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: South Africa ramps up vaccine drive, too late for this surge

    Some in wheelchairs, others on canes, hundreds of South Africans waited recently on the ramps of an open-air Johannesburg parking garage to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots. Despite the masks, social distancing and blustery weather of the Southern Hemisphere winter, a celebratory atmosphere took hold. (AP)

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